Device recalls

What's an electrophysiologist to do?

Laura Perrotta, Giuseppe Ricciardi, Paolo Pieragnoli, Luigi Padeletti

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Abstract

Management of alerts and advisories involving implantable cardiac defibrillators has become part of current clinical practice. The competing risks of device failure and complications associated with device replacement must be carefully assessed. Media greatly influence how physicians and patients perceive a recall, and therefore efforts must be made to avoid decisions based on perceived risks. Awareness of the potential risk of malfunction could increase patient anxiety. Health care professionals should be adequately informed of all aspects related to a device recall, trained in recall management, and able to inform patients and involve them in an accurate and transparent decision-making process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-622
Number of pages6
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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Equipment and Supplies
Equipment Failure
Implantable Defibrillators
Decision Making
Anxiety
Delivery of Health Care
Physicians

Keywords

  • Advisory
  • Devices
  • ICDs
  • Psychological impact
  • Recall

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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Perrotta, L., Ricciardi, G., Pieragnoli, P., & Padeletti, L. (2011). Device recalls: What's an electrophysiologist to do? Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, 3(4), 617-622. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccep.2011.08.012

Device recalls : What's an electrophysiologist to do? / Perrotta, Laura; Ricciardi, Giuseppe; Pieragnoli, Paolo; Padeletti, Luigi.

In: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, Vol. 3, No. 4, 12.2011, p. 617-622.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Perrotta, L, Ricciardi, G, Pieragnoli, P & Padeletti, L 2011, 'Device recalls: What's an electrophysiologist to do?', Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 617-622. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccep.2011.08.012
Perrotta, Laura ; Ricciardi, Giuseppe ; Pieragnoli, Paolo ; Padeletti, Luigi. / Device recalls : What's an electrophysiologist to do?. In: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics. 2011 ; Vol. 3, No. 4. pp. 617-622.
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